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{floral friday #40}

 

Happy Friday and welcome to this week's {floral friday}!
I hope you all will have a wonderful start into the weekend! Tomorrow is all about straightening up around our house to get ready for my Birthday get-together on Sunday with all the family. I turned 29 yesterday and will celebrate with coffee and cake on Sunday. :)

 

This week's flower I'm sharing with you is the eucalyptus flower. My mom had a few branches and they just popped open to show their beautiful side: Orange glowing flowers. Amazingly beautiful!

 

 

 

A few facts about the eucalyptus:
  • The flowers of the eucalyptus have numerous fluffy stamens which may be white, cream, yellow, pink or red.
  • In bud, the stamens are enclosed in a cap known as an operculum which is composed of  the fused sepals or petals or both.
  • The name eucalyptus comes from the Greek, meaning "well-covered", which describes the operculum.
  • The woody fruits or capsules are roughly cone-shaped and have valves at the end which open to release the seeds (source).
 

I'm partying here! ♥

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11 Comments

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    Mary, MI
    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Wow very interesting plant. Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower. ^_^

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    I am LOVD
    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 03:26 PM

    Happy birthday you dear, sweet, thing, you!!!

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    Giga
    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 05:44 PM

    Kwiaty eukaliptusa są bardzo ciekawe. Drzewa widziałam, mimo iż nie rosną u nas, ale kwitów nie.Śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam
    Eucalyptus flowers are very interesting. The trees I saw, although it does not grow with us, but no receipts. Beautiful pictures. Yours

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday December 18th, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Never seen this! So thank you for showing your photos!
    Congratulations with your 29th birthday! Have a lovely day with your family!

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    Liz
    Sunday December 18th, 2011 at 03:58 PM

    Lovely and unique!

    Tarragon

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    Katie
    Sunday December 18th, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    I never knew that this is what eucalyptus flower looked like… gorgeous!

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Monday December 19th, 2011 at 05:37 PM

    thanks for joining weekend flowers with this interesting blossoms, i have never seen before! :)

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    Jill
    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 02:14 AM

    Another gorgeous flower Vanessa! I hope you had a lovely birthday!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Friday December 23rd, 2011 at 02:16 AM

    I love your floral Fridays. Enjoy seeing so many flowers I have not seen before. I am a huge gardener, and enjoy learning about flowers which is part of these great posts. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best and wishing you Happy Holiday’s.

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